Kansas St. 49
Nebraska 13

Nov. 16, 2002 • 11:39 a.m. Central
KSU Stadium •Manhattan, KS • FSN
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2002 Ell Roberson run Kansas State vs. Nebraska footballKSU’s Ell Roberson sprints 91 yards for a first-quarter touchdown as Barrett Ruud gives chase. · Des Moines Register · Newspapers.com

1st Quarter
KSU: Roberson 1 run (Rheem kick) 10:05
KSU: Roberson 91 run (Rheem kick) 2:27
2nd Quarter
NEB: Brown 27 field goal, 10:53 
KSU: Johnson, covered blocked punt in end zone (Rheem kick) 5:05
NEB: Brown 48 field goal, 0:06 
3rd Quarter
NEB: Lord 35 run (Brown kick) 12:53 
KSU: Sproles 8 run (Rheem kick) 7:15
4th Quarter
KSU: Roberson 25 run (Rheem kick) 12:45
KSU: Sproles 12 run (Rheem kick) 5:04
KSU: Sproles 70 run (Rheem kick) 2:11

                           NEB      KSU
FIRST DOWNS................ 15       24
  Rushing................... 7       19
  Passing................... 6        3
  Penalty................... 2        2
RUSHING ATTS.-NET YDS... 40-97   57-415
NET YARDS PASSING......... 134       92
  Comp-Att-Int......... 9-25-0    4-8-0
TOTAL OFFENSE.......... 65-231   65-507
Fumbles-Lost.............. 1-0      3-3
Penalties-Yards......... 10-94   13-104
Punts-Average.......... 9-35.9   4-41.0
Punt Returns-Yards....... 3-27     3-30
Kickoff Returns-Yards... 7-186      0-0
Possession Time......... 27:30    32:30
Third-Down Conv. ........ 2/15      3/9
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 0/1      2/2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 1-3      3-3
Sacks By-Yards........... 4-16     5-36

NEB: Lord 21-47, Horne 9-23, Diedrick 7-14, Davies 3-13

KSU: Roberson 29-228, Sproles 22-159, Wilson 1-16, Mann 4-15, Team 1-minus 3

NEB: Lord 9-25-134-0
KSU: Roberson 4-8-92-0

NEB: Thomas 2-41, Herian 1-28, Hassebroek 2-27, Cornelson 2-25, LeFlore 1-9, Horne 1-4

KSU: Terry 1-42, Hill 1-23, Wallace 1-16, Evans 1-11

Attendance: 52,221


Stats & Recap

Flattened in Manhattan:
’Cats run wild

Quarterback Ell Roberson rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns as No. 11 Kansas State throttled Nebraska, 49-13.

The Wildcats piled up more than 500 yards of offense, including more than 400 on the ground, in handing the 2002 Huskers their fifth loss of the season, the most for Nebraska since 1961.

KSU jumped to a 21-3 lead on a pair of Roberson touchdown runs, including one of 91 yards, and a blocked punt for a score before Josh Brown’s second field goal of the game with six second remaining in the half trimmed the Wildcats’ lead to 21-6 at halftime.

NU forced a fumble on Kansas State’s first possession of the second half, recovering at the KSU 35. Jammal Lord scored on a 35-yard run on the next play to pull NU within 21-13.

On the Wildcats’ next possession, Josh Bullocks recovered a Darren Sproles fumble at the KSU 24, but the Huskers could not convert, as Josh Brown’s 28-yard field goal attempt bounced off the right upright.

Kansas State seized the momentum from that point on, going 80 yards in seven plays as Sproles scored from 8 yards out for a 28-13 KSU lead.

The Wildcats tacked on three more touchdowns in the final 15 minutes.

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Pregame & team info
2002 schedule
04/20Red 17, White 7
08/24Arizona St.W 48-10
08/31Troy St.W 31-16
09/07Utah St.W 44-13
09/14@ Penn St.L 7-40
09/28@ Iowa St.L 14-36
10/05McNeese St.W 38-14
10/12MissouriW 24-13
10/19@ Oklahoma St.L 21-24
10/26@ Texas A&MW 38-31
11/02TexasL 24-27
11/09KansasW 45-7
11/16@ Kansas St.L 13-49
11/29ColoradoL 13-28
12/27Ole MissL 23-27


Colonel Mustard

It is hard to talk about and difficult to watch. I don’t know who these guys are, but that is not Nebraska football in my experience.


The hits keep on coming. The broken records are becoming a broken record.

Omaha World-Herald

If Snyder really wanted to show Nebraska who the boss of the Big 12 North was, he should’ve sent in the back-ups midway through the fourth quarter.

Daily Nebraskan
Red Clad Loon

Let’s just say it: Nebraska got beaten Saturday. To a pulp.


It’s still special to hang one on the Huskers.

Topeka Capital-Journal

Nebraska looked overmatched and intimidated and also plain silly in those tragic red-striped pants.

Kansas City Star

Either Kansas State is this good or Nebraska is this bad. Most likely, it’s both.

Wichita Eagle
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